Windows 10: Screensaver stops working - error preventing slideshow from playing

Discus and support Screensaver stops working - error preventing slideshow from playing in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have a specific folder in my pictures which I play screensaver slideshow from. My computer will play slideshow for a while (sometimes a few minutes,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by gngracie, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. gngracie Win User

    Screensaver stops working - error preventing slideshow from playing


    I have a specific folder in my pictures which I play screensaver slideshow from. My computer will play slideshow for a while (sometimes a few minutes, sometimes 10 minutes), then I get the following message: An error is preventing this slideshow from playing.

    I see that this is a ridiculously common occurrence (going back at least to Win 7), but I have yet to find a solution. I've tried multiple suggestions that I've come across while looking into this, but nothing has worked.

    Does anyone know of a solution for this? Or, if no solution, are there any good (free) screensaver programs out there I can use to play my pictures in a slideshow?

    TIA

    :)
     
    gngracie, Jul 8, 2016
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  2. An error is preventing this slide show from playing

    I have an unusual variant of the “an error is preventing this slideshow from playing” message. If I leave the screen for several minutes it suddenly goes blank and this message starts creeping all over it slowly. I have never run a Microsoft slideshow and
    I have no screensaver – I am running a bog standard Acer
    Aspire XC600 running Windows 10. It is not preventing any slideshow from playing - but it is just a nuisance - and I worry there may be an underlying problem.
     
    AndrewSelkirk, Jul 8, 2016
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  3. An error is preventing this slideshow from playing in Windows 10.

    Original Title: error on slideshow

    An error is preventing this slideshow from playing in Windows 10. Also it takes a LOT of keyboard/mouse activity to stop screen saver in Windows 10.
     
    TJ n VA Oliver, Jul 8, 2016
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  4. mrgeek Win User

    Screensaver stops working - error preventing slideshow from playing

    I have used a version of this for the past 10 yrs w/o any issues on any OS -
    Free Slide Show Screen Saver - gPhotoShow Free Edition

    To set up: R click desktop/Personalize brings you to the Settings screen below. The folder selection screen will open and you can set timing and random settings, etc


    Screensaver stops working - error preventing slideshow from playing [​IMG]

    Screensaver stops working - error preventing slideshow from playing [​IMG]
     
    mrgeek, Jul 8, 2016
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  5. gngracie Win User
    Thank you mrgeek. I will check out that program. *Smile
     
    gngracie, Jul 11, 2016
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  6. mrgeek Win User
    No, thank you for reminding me to revisit this program again, as the one I was using was written in 1999 ! New version has minor interface differences but basically still the same as in the good old days of Me and XP with background music support and more transition effects.
     
    mrgeek, Apr 4, 2018
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